The Andromeda Strain (2008)

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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

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 Dr. Jeremy Stone (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Angela Noyce (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Colonel James C. Ferrus (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Major Bill Keane MD (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Lance Stone (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Jack Nash (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Tsi Chou (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Charles 'Chuck' Beeter (4 episodes, 2008)
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 President William J. Scott (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Edward 'Ed' Dewitt (4 episodes, 2008)
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 General George W. Mancheck (4 episodes, 2008)
Roman Podhora ...
 General Blair (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Charlene Barton (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Lisa Stone (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pat Terrence (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sarah Scott (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Joanne Scott (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Charles Henderson (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Annie Dillon (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sherriff Martin Willis (3 episodes, 2008)
Cory Dagg ...
 General Michaelson (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Roach (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Sam Barton (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Lt. Amy Deacon (2 episodes, 2008)
Paul Perri ...
 Dr. Smithson (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Leila (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Blonde Man / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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In "The Andromeda Strain," a U.S. military satellite crashes in a small town and unleashes a deadly plague killing all but two survivors. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure to the pathogen code-named "Andromeda," and a reporter investigates a government conspiracy only to discover what he is chasing wants him silenced. Written by Official Site

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It's A Bad Day To Be Human.


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11 May 2008 (UK)  »

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La amenaza de Andrómeda  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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In the source novel by Michael Crichton, the main scientists were mainly white (presumably) heterosexual men, but Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the teleplay for this remake made the decision to change the characters' ethnicities, sexualities, and genders because, he said in a May 2008 interview with Brent Hartinger on afterelton.com, "If you're going to update the story, which is our mandate, you have an obligation to reflect the world as it is." Schenkkan further said that he decided to include the brief reference to Keene (Ricky Schroder) being gay because of a principle invented by Crichton in the original novel, the "Odd Man Hypothesis," which states that in a time of crisis, an unmarried, unattached person [Crichton specified a man] with no family to distract him would have the best chance of making rational, unbiased, unemotional decisions. See more »

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Dr. Angela Noyce reports that what connects the three survivors is acidosis. Dr. Jeremy Stone says, "So, you're saying they survived Andromeda because they had the same level of stomach acid? That's brilliant." What's not brilliant is that acidosis has nothing to do with stomach acid. Acidosis is the acidity level of the blood. See more »

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27 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simply horrible: overblown made-for-TV-movie melodrama, poor acting, silly makeup effects and production design, bad direction. And a script that foolishly adds multiple, painfully obvious plot lines to the original story so that the taut and gripping plot of the novel is almost completely obscured. Despite having more running time than the 1971 movie, this soggy mini-series seems rushed to cram in all the stupidity it can.

Watch it at your peril, if you want a satisfying, chilling, and intelligent movie, rent the well-crafted Robert Wise version; it is one of the great SF movies of the 1970s. It is one of the rare movies that really shows science at work, and the scenes of death at Piedmont will always stick with you.


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